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Survey: Sexual harassment pervasive in grades 7-12

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    Survey: Sexual harassment pervasive in grades 7-12 By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer – 3 days ago  NEW YORK (AP) — It can be a malicious rumor whispered
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 10, 2011
      Survey: Sexual harassment pervasive in grades 7-12
      By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer – 3 days ago 

      NEW YORK (AP) — It can be a malicious rumor whispered in the hallway, a lewd
      photo arriving by cell phone, hands groping where they shouldn't. Added up,
      it's an epidemic — student-on-student sexual harassment that is pervasive in
      America's middle schools and high schools.

      During the 2010-11 school year, 48 percent of students in grades 7-12
      experienced some form of sexual harassment in person or electronically via
      texting, email and social media, according to a major national survey being
      released Monday by the American Association of University Women.

      The harassers often thought they were being funny, but the consequences for
      their targets can be wrenching, according to the survey. Nearly a third of
      the victims said the harassment made them feel sick to their stomach,
      affected their study habits or fueled reluctance to go to school at all.

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